Why Hello! / I’m Back! / Beginner Makeup Tips!

Hello! I apologize for my extended absence these past few weeks; I had another episode with my eye, I had the flu, I have been at my "second home" (the dentist) more times than I can remember, and I have just been busy overall. I also think I am having some seizures (mild, but still … Continue reading Why Hello! / I’m Back! / Beginner Makeup Tips!

A Thought “Experiment” for the “Healthy”

If you are one of the lucky "healthy, normal" people out there reading this, I have a favor to ask of you. I guess this would work only if you are over the age of 30 as well, so my apologies to any younger readers - I am quite sure I have plenty of questions … Continue reading A Thought “Experiment” for the “Healthy”

Money Money Money … and Panic … ATTACKS!

I have so much to write and I have such a tendency to ramble on and go off on tangents so I am really going to make a concerted effort to discuss ONE topic (perhaps two if they "go together," as the topics "money" and "panic attacks" often do!) at a time here. There is … Continue reading Money Money Money … and Panic … ATTACKS!

Super Succinct Sunday – Spoonies

I literally just woke up about 15 minutes ago (I have not been feeling well at all) but I wanted to write this one ASAP since I know there is often a lot of confusion about what the term "spoonie" means, where it comes from, and why it is used. *Of course I had to … Continue reading Super Succinct Sunday – Spoonies

An Easy Way to Have a “Healthier” Diet

I don't know if this is "common" knowledge, but there is this general idea in Japan that one should consume 30 different kinds of food a day. This includes the rice that is eaten at almost every meal (that would count as "one kind" of food, even if eaten three times in one day) ... … Continue reading An Easy Way to Have a “Healthier” Diet

Managing Expectations

I want to make this as brief as I can in order to "train" myself to write shorter posts. For those of us who deal with chronic illness, it is absolutely CRUCIAL that we learn to "manage our expectations." Basically, this means giving up being a blind optimist and giving up being a pessimist based … Continue reading Managing Expectations

Screaming for …?

Hello my lovey doves! I apologize for not getting back here last night to write about "contentment" - as I mentioned on Sunday, I have been quite ill and very weak and it has kind of come and gone at its own "discretion" with no regard to my feelings about it, of course! At any … Continue reading Screaming for …?

Tuesday Tip

"“When people show you who they are, believe them the first time. "~Maya AngelouThis is one of those quotes that's hitting very close to home lately. I started writing a post about the importance of going with your "gut" instinct - a topic which ties into this quote very closely. There are so many implications … Continue reading Tuesday Tip